In addition to direct service to seniors, the nonprofit also provides consulting services to corporations and government agencies. Executive director Dr. Kamber, serves on the aging working group of the President's Council of Advisors in Science and Technology, as well as numerous local and state commissions on technology and aging. His focus, with the help of the fellowship grant, will be to help improve and expand upon existing learning models in the OATS program, by embarking on an international tour to study innovative practices, engage in research, and create articles, staff training, and capacity building resources to disseminate his learning.Four David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowships are presented biennially and are open to entrants in the U.S., U.K., Australia and Hong Kong. The Macquarie Group Foundation established the Fellowship in 2012 as a tribute to its former chairman, the late David Clarke, who was one of the pioneers of corporate philanthropy in Australia. The Macquarie David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowship builds on Macquarie Group Foundation's long-standing commitment to social innovation. About the Macquarie Group Foundation As the philanthropic arm of Macquarie Group, the Foundation helps to strengthen the communities Macquarie staff live and work in by facilitating thousands of hours of staff volunteering and pro bono programs each year with community organizations around the world. Macquarie employees and the Foundation have also given generously, resulting in more than $205 million donated to over 2,500 organizations globally since 1985. Our pioneering approach to philanthropy has funded a range of novel approaches to community issues, including cutting-edge research, establishing awards and fellowships to encourage innovative thinking, seed funding organizations with new ideas, as well as collaborations between non-profits with shared objectives. About David Clarke Macquarie Group Foundation's founding Chairman, David Clarke left a substantial philanthropic legacy. He had major personal involvement with a range of community organizations and was a key figure in the transfer of business skills to the non-profit sector and driving initiatives to improve the sector's sustainability.
One of David's greatest contributions to the sector was the model of 'engaged philanthropy'. This innovative idea enabled community organizations to harness a company's expertise, strategic advice, networks and staff resources, as well as its financial support.